February 12, 2014
As ordered reported by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on October 31, 2013
S. 1631 would amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to specify the conditions under which the federal government may conduct certain types of surveillance. Since CBO does not provide estimates for classified programs, this estimate addresses only the unclassified aspects of the bill. On that limited basis, CBO estimates enacting S. 1631 would cost about $7 million over the 2014-2019 period, subject to the availability of appropriated funds.